Our cadet program allows high school students and adults interested in a career in emergency services to gain actual experience in EMS. You will ride along with our members on actual 911 calls and assist with patient care. All cadets are given training in bloodborne pathogens, safe lifting and moving, and health care information privacy before taking part in patient care roles and are supervised by certified members at all times.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it take to become a cadet?
Our cadet program requires submission of the Cadet Application and two reference forms.
Cadets over eighteen must pass a background check, drug test, and physical agility test. Cadet applicants who do not pass the physical agility test must do so until they can progress to being a fully functioning member.
Cadets under eighteen (Explorer Cadets) must have additional consent forms signed before their application can be processed. Applicants must be at least sixteen years of age for membership in our Cadet Program. Applicants age fourteen to fifteen can be considered on a very limited case by case basis. Applicants under 16 will only be considered if we can determine that they demonstrate exceptional maturity and ability to perform in this role.
At Youngsville Rescue and EMS, we believe that our cadets represent our agency at all times. Explorer Cadets are required to maintain a C-average or higher in order to remain active members of our program. Any significant disciplinary action in school may result in the Explorer Cadet being suspended from duty. Youngsville Rescue and EMS will terminate an Explorer Cadet’s membership in our program at any time at the written request of their parent or guardian.
Who are our cadets?
Cadets at Youngsville Rescue and EMS come from a variety of backgrounds and age groups.
Some are adults with other careers who just want to try something new. Many of them later complete their EMT training and become fully certified and functioning members. Other cadets are high school and college students who are completing volunteer hours for academic programs or patient contact hours for nursing, paramedic, or medical school programs. Some of our cadets join after having left emergency services work many years ago. They join as cadets just to help reorient themselves to current EMS trends while they work to regain old certifications and licenses to re-enter the field. Many of our cadets are EMS students who join as cadets during their EMT training.
Ready to apply?
Under 18 years old? Also fill out Parental Consent Form
Fill out, sign, and scan the requisite forms. Send completed application as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further directions will be provided on submitting reference forms and parental consent forms once your application is reviewed.
Please do not submit paper applications unless there are extenuating circumstances, as this slows down processing of the application significantly. Contact the training officer directly if you must submit a paper application so we can ensure it reaches the appropriate personnel in a timely manner.